Ankiel has tough rehab debut; Myers is an All-Star


Worth noting: Outfielder Rick Ankiel, in his first rehab game with Triple-A Omaha, went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in a 6-0 loss to Oklahoma City. Alex Gordon, who had one hit, is batting .416 in his last 16 games. . . . Catcher Wil Myers, leading Single-A Burlington with eight homers and 37 RBIs, was named starting catcher for the Western Division in the Midwest League All-Star game on June 22 at Fort Wayne. Also named was pitcher Bryan Paukovits, the Bees’ top winner at 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA. Bees manager Jim Gabella will manage the Western All-Stars. . . . Right fielder Jamie Romak’s hitting streak for Single-A Wilmington reached 16 games (27-for-60, .450). . . The Royals’ draft choices included infielder Michael Liberto of the University of Missouri, their 21st pick. . . . If the Nationals’ rotation holds, the Royals are likely to face Stephen Strasburg when they visit Washington on June 21-23.

–Dick Kaegel

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